The trombone is quite the instrument. It’s a real favorite with the kids wherever the New West Symphony Music Van comes around. And it has a fascinating history, nearly falling into obscurity and once going by a name like “sackbut.” Extremely versatile, it has suitably expressed almost every emotion, from sacred to saucy.


Read more at WQXR, who has an excellent piece on the wonderful trombone, complete with in-depth history and excerpts.